Remembrance Sunday services and events will take place at war memorials across the borough on Sunday, 8 November.
The mayor of Ealing, Councillor Harbhajan Kaur Dheer is due to attend a service at Ealing War Memorial on Ealing Green, in front of Pitzhanger Manor with a two-minute silence at 11am. She will be joined by the deputy mayor of Marcq en Baroeul, Mr Denis Tonnel and deputy leader of the council, Councillor Ranjit Dheer.
The local branch of the Royal British Legion will be marching to Greenford War Memorial on Greenford Broadway from its headquarters in Oldfield Lane South for a public service at 11am. Council leader, Councillor Julian Bell and deputy mayor, Councillor Patricia Walker will attend the Greenford service.
A parade will start from Manor Park and pass through Southall on the way to Southall War Memorial on The Green for a service at 11am before continuing though the town. The former mayor of Ealing, Councillor Tej Ram Bagha is due to attend.
Councillor Julian Bell, leader of Ealing Council, said: “I never fail to be struck by the stories I’ve heard and read about the people from our borough who served in the wars and those who lost their lives; it brings the reality of those events to the front of your mind. Our memorials are much more than just a list on a block of stone. They are a lasting reminder of the human face of war and the sacrifices made.”
To commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War, the council is continuing to make repairs and improvements to the war memorials across the borough. Thousands of poppies were also planted this year across the borough as a symbol of the sacrifice made by so many.